You Can’t Watch Hannibal In Salt Lake City

Jason McDonald

Let’s all take a moment to count our blessings that we don’t live in Salt Lake City. Local NBC affiliate KSL-TV recently announced via their Facebook page that they would no longer be airing Hannibal on their station.  Mostly because Hannibal is a bit too violent for their sensibilities.

It should be noted that this is the same station that refused to air the “New Normal,” “The Playboy Club,” and “Saturday Night Live.” Well…okay, I can understand not airing SNL. It’s been pretty terrifying for the last few years.  Here’s what the station had to say about their decision:

After viewing the past few episodes, as well as receiving numerous complaints from viewers, KSL-TV will cancel the airing of the NBC show “Hannibal” on Thursday evenings. This decision was made due to the extensive graphic nature of this show. The time slot will be replaced with a special edition of KSL 5 News at 9 p.m.  NBC remains a valued partner to KSL-TV. KSL is confident that with the proliferation of digital media, those who wish to view the program can easily do so.

If you feel like giving yourself an aneurysm, then be sure to visit the KSL TV Facebook page and check out some of the comments being made under the announcement.  I got through about six of them before a blood vessel popped in my eye.

Source: Variety


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      1. bob101910 May 1, 2013 at 8:13 pm

        I’m surprised so many people are supporting this decision on their facebook page. By not airing it, it’s going to lead to piracy. Law and Order: SVU deals with much more graphic content and disturbing content than this show does.